The optimal thing for Rockchip would be that Google provide them with full Honeycomb source code access as soon as possible (if they haven’t already secretly gotten access to that source code), so that they can start working on optimizing the support for Honeycomb on their new RK2918 processor platform.
This Taiwanese company designs and develops NEC/Renesas based PCBA for some of these interesting new NEC/Renesas based 533Mhz ARM Cortex-A9 based tablets that are coming out. The price using Gaia’s NEC/Renesas solution can be $110 for the 7″ 800×480 capacitive, and $150 for the 7″ 1024×600 capacitive with 3G when purchased in very large quantities.
They have Cortex-A8 and ARM9 based set-top-boxes, with 1080p YouTube streaming support, full codecs support (they claim), Android UI, could possibly upgrade to Google TV UI when that source code is available.
Gingerbread on board, capacitive, prices are about $180 with 3G and capacitive, $90 without 3G and resistive.
Dock a little thing on your Apple product and transmit video wirelessly from your i-device to your TV.
Malata announces new ARM Powered Laptops at HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair. They are not ready to show working prototypes of them yet. There is a 10″ similar to Toshiba AC-100, but also a 13.3″ ARM Powered Laptop! In my opinion, it’s important software for ARM Powered Laptops gets ready also for these products to be commercially viable. Honeycomb might do the trick, with slight Laptop-oriented optimizations and its awesome new large screen optimized multi-tab web browser, but Chrome OS for ARM may be even better for this type of product.
NEC/Renesas 533Mhz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 based smooth looking capacitive tablet to be sold at $125 for bulk orders (of at least 1000 pieces). They let me buy one sample at $171, so let me know in the comments what you would like me to test in my upcoming video review of this NEC/Renesas Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 based tablet.
OK this is cool. Put a Rockchip RK2918 in a laptop, add Honeycomb or Chrome OS on ARM, and you’ve got possibly one of the most affordable ARM Powered laptops right there.
Rockchip now provides a Set-top-box reference design based on their new RK2918 ARM Cortex-A8 processor. This could power upcoming Google TV on ARM for cheap.
The ARM Cortex-A9 AmLogic 800Mhz Single Core solution seems to be cheap.